When I first started playing golf, I was unable to tell the difference between a quality golf ball vs one of lesser quality. Currently, we are in the 2nd golf wave. The first was with Tiger back in ‘97 and now post COVID. The PGA put a 30 minute special on the Tiger Effect…
Before COVID I was able to get 2 boxes of Callaway Truvis for $40. Sometimes you could find them 2 for $30 when on sale. Truth be told, only reason I started using these balls was because at the time, very few were using them on a regular basis and I found them easier to find/locate. Now you’ll be lucky to find 1 box for $40 (Actually $49 for New Chrome Soft, not terrible). There are a lot of websites out there where you can purchase used golf balls at a discount, however, I found a difference in sound and weight when hitting a majority of these balls over time. This indicates the balls where submerged in water for a “good” amount of time.
Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for a good quality ball at those “once upon the time” low prices. I think I actually may have found it!
Cut. No I’m not on a movie set, that is the brand of the ball, Cut. Specifically, Cut Grey. Cut’s modo is:
This ball goes crazy far and feels ridiculously good 1 dozen tour quality golf balls at an affordable price.
Which at the moment, I would agree. Currently on Amazon they are going for $24.97.
When talking golf balls. It is Titleist ProVI and then everyone else. These balls will not have the exact feel as a PRO VI or a Chrome Soft, but they do the job and you can’t argue with the price. The way I distinguish a good ball is the sound it makes off the putter and the feel when I’m chipping around the green.
Before becoming a golf weekend warrior, I didn’t know what people were talking about when they said this. However, over time and countless reputations, I definitely heard and felt it in the golf ball. Time and repetition will get you to this level.
For less than a $1 a ball, these balls are worth a shot. And if they turn out not to be for you, just Cut them out of your game.